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2 Arrested In Murder Of Michigan Singer Who Was Shot In Head And Bound With Christmas Lights

Egypt Covington was found shot in the head and tied up with Christmas lights hours after she was seen alive at a yoga class.

By Gina Tron
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Two people have been arrested in connection with the shocking 2017 killing of a beloved Michigan singer.

The Michigan State Police announced over Twitter that two arrests were made on Thursday in the murder of Egypt Covington, 27. They noted on Friday that detectives “are continuing to work on leads developed from yesterday’s arrests.” 

Covington was found shot to death inside her Van Buren Township home in June 2017, WXYZ in Detroit reports. She had been tied up with Christmas lights.

Her family held a rally in June 2020 — on the third anniversary of her murder — asking for the Michigan State Police to take over the investigation, which was previously handled by the Van Buren Township Police Department, Fox 2 Detroit reported at the time. The state police took over the investigation as a result. While they have made arrests this week, they have not identified who has been arrested.

Investigators noted early on in their investigation that they didn’t think it was a random killing, Detroit News reported in 2017. She was last seen alive the night before her murder at a yoga class, according to the Detroit Free Press. Her boyfriend discovered her body.

Police seemingly plan to remain tightlipped about the case.

“We will not be making any statements about our progress in this case,” the Michigan State Police stated on Friday. “Rest assured that we are continuing to pursue all the evidence to bring justice to Egypt and her family.”

Covington was both a singer and beer distributor account manager. She won the Country Idol competition at Fraser's Pub in Ann Arbor in 2014. 

Her brother D'Wayne Turner told the Detroit Free Press that he feels like the family is inching closer to finding out what happened to her

"We're definitely going to have a celebration," he said. 

In August, a $25,000 reward was put forth for information in Covington’s slaying.

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